SYNOPSIS

The film highlights the relationship between women’s growing social empowerment and the rise in sexual abuse by men – a trend that was the opposite of what was largely expected to happen. The film revolves around Marina Valcarenghi, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with a forty-five-year career in clinical work that has allowed her to observe the persistence of women’s insecurity, despite the economic and social independence they have gradually achieved, and understand why. Valcarenghi was the first to introduce psychoanalysis in prisons, starting with the Opera and Bollate penitentiaries. For twelve years she worked with male inmates held in solitary confinement; most of them had been convicted of sexual violence.

 

CREDITS

DIRECTOR | Yuri Ancarani

CINEMATOGRAPHY | Thomas Pilani

EDITING | Yuri Ancarani

MUSIC | Caterina Barbieri

SOUND | Mirko Fabbri

PRODUCTION | Dugong Films

CO-PRODUCTION | PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, ACACIA – Associazione Amici Arte Contemporanea Italiana

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION
Barz and Hippo

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE
PCM Studio di Paola C. Manfredi

 

FESTIVAL

Giornate degli Autori 20th edition, on the occasion of the 80TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Venice, Italy, September 2023

"Il Popolo delle Donne" poster

Trailer